The Caps jumped out to early leads in both Game 1 and Game 2, squandered it both times and now find themselves in a 0-2 series hole with the series shifting to Columbus.
Washington is not done just yet, however, as Alex Ovechkin stated after Game 2 that the series will be coming back to Washington in a tie. They will certainly have their work cut out for them if they hope to take both games against the Blue Jackets in Ohio.
First, Barry Trotz has to decide who will start in net. Braden Holtby came on in relief of Philipp Grubauer in the third period. Will he stick with Holtby for Game 3?
The task will be that much tougher as the team will be without Andre Burakovsky who did not travel with the team due to an upper-body injury.
What: Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Round 1, Game 3
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
How to Watch: Capitals-Blue Jackets, Game 3 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch Capitals-Blue Jackets, Game 3 on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.
WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-BLUE JACKETS GAME?
The Capitals take on the Blue Jackets in Game 3 on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Columbus. Columbus currently leads the series 2-0.
WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-BLUE JACKETS GAME ON?
Capitals-Blue Jackets, Game 3 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. Coverage kicks off with Capitals FaceOff at 6:30 p.m. followed by Caps GameTime at 7:00 p.m. Stay with NBC Sports Washington for Caps Extra following the game, Caps Overtime at 10:30 p.m. and Caps in 30 at 11:30 p.m. for all your postgame coverage. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)
6:30 p.m. — Caps FaceOff
7:00 p.m. — Caps GameTime
7:30 p.m. — Capitals at Blue Jackets
10:00 p.m. — Caps Extra
10:30 p.m. — Caps Overtime
11:30 p.m. — Caps in 30
WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS-BLUE JACKETS GAME?
Capitals-Blue Jackets Game 3, as well as Caps GameTime and Caps Extra, is available to stream live here through NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and is available to authenticated NBC Sports Washington subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.
WHAT ARE THE PROJECTED LINES FOR THE CAPITALS-BLUE JACKETS GAME?
Here are the Caps' projected lines:
Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Tom Wilson
Jakub Vrana - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Brett Connolly- Lars Eller - Devante Smith-Pelly
Chandler Stephenson - Jay Beagle - Alex Chiasson
Michal Kempny - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Christian Djoos
Braden Holtby with Philipp Grubauer as backup.
Scratches: Travis Boyd, Andre Burakovsky (upper-body), Shane Gerisch, Madison Bowey, Jakub Jerabek
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